Friday, June 17, 2011
This week is ending on a positive note for those of us who opposed President Obama’s unconstitutional military involvement in Libya.
House Speaker John Boehner suggested Thursday he may move to cut off funding for military operations in Libya.
“The White House says there are no hostilities taking place, yet we’ve got drone attacks under way, we’re spending $10 million a day, and part of the mission is to drop bombs on Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s compound. That doesn’t pass the straight-face test, in my view, that we’re not in the midst of hostilities.”
Boehner’s comment were in response to the Obama administration’s bizarre claim the 1973 War Powers Resolution does not apply to U.S. participation with NATO to depose and kill Libyan dictator Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi.
Boehner said the “ultimate option” is for Congress to exercise its “power of the purse” to defund the U.S. mission.
As expected, shameless House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she agrees with the White House’s interpretation of the 1973 War Powers Resolution.
“The limited nature of this engagement allows the president to go forward. I’m satisfied that the president has the authority he needs to go ahead. If we had boots on the ground, then that’s a different story. I don’t think they should stop the support that they’re giving to NATO to stop the humanitarian disaster.”
It’s important we remember Pelosi’s comments.
Sources speaking on condition of anonymity from Ft. Hood, TX have told this Blog the Obama administration is planning to launch a full-scale, U.S.-led ground invasion in Libya with “boots on the ground” by this October.